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ESL Worksheets for Adults

Volume 1: Simple Present Tense Cloze Exercises

Debra Garcia, M.A.

ESL Worksheets for Adults


Volume 1: Simple Present Tense Cloze Exercises

Written by
Debra Garcia, M.A.

Copyright 2014 by Debra Garcia


Teachers and students may photocopy any part of this book for teaching and learning purposes only.

Contents
Note to Teachers .................................................................................................................. i
Note to Students ................................................................................................................... i

Part I: Exercises
Exercise 1: Simple Present SentencesAm, Are, Is (1) ...................................................1
Exercise 2: Simple Present SentencesAm, Are, Is (2) ...................................................2
Exercise 3: Simple Present Questions Am, Are, Is (1) ..................................................3
Exercise 4: Simple Present Questions Am, Are, Is (2) ..................................................4
Exercise 5: Simple Present ExerciseBe, Do, Have (1) ..................................................5
Exercise 6: Simple Present ExerciseBe, Do, Have (2) ..................................................6
Exercise 7: Simple Present ExerciseBe, Do, Have (3) ..................................................7
Exercise 8: Simple Present SentencesMisc. Verbs ........................................................8
Exercise 9: Simple Present Sentences3rd Person Exceptions .........................................9
Exercise 10: Simple Present Sentences (1) ........................................................................10
Exercise 11: Simple Present Sentences (2) ........................................................................11
Exercise 12: Simple Present Sentences (3) ........................................................................12
Exercise 13: Simple Present Sentences (4) ........................................................................13
Exercise 14: Simple Present Sentences (5) ........................................................................14
Exercise 15: Simple PresentYes/No Questions (1) ........................................................15
Exercise 16: Simple PresentYes/No Questions (2) ........................................................16
Exercise 17: Simple PresentWh- Questions ..................................................................17
Exercise 18: Simple Present Questions (1) ........................................................................18
Exercise 19: Simple Present Questions (2) ........................................................................19
Exercise 20: Simple PresentShort Answers (1) .............................................................20
Exercise 21: Simple PresentShort Answers (2) .............................................................21
Exercise 22: Simple Present SentencesPositive to Negative (1) ...................................22

Exercise 23: Simple Present SentencesPositive to Negative (2) ...................................23


Exercise 24: Simple Present SentencesPositive to Negative (3) ...................................24
Exercise 25: Simple Present SentencesPositive to Negative (4) ...................................25
Exercise 26: Simple Present ExerciseEvery Day I .................................................26
Exercise 27: Present Tense ExerciseAll Verb Forms ....................................................27

Part II: Answer Sheets


Exercise 1 Answer Sheet ...................................................................................................28
Exercise 2 Answer Sheet ...................................................................................................29
Exercise 3 Answer Sheet ...................................................................................................30
Exercise 4 Answer Sheet ...................................................................................................31
Exercise 5 Answer Sheet ...................................................................................................32
Exercise 6 Answer Sheet ...................................................................................................33
Exercise 7 Answer Sheet ...................................................................................................34
Exercise 8 Answer Sheet ...................................................................................................35
Exercise 9 Answer Sheet ...................................................................................................36
Exercise 10 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................37
Exercise 11 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................38
Exercise 12 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................39
Exercise 13 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................40
Exercise 14 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................41
Exercise 15 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................42
Exercise 16 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................43
Exercise 17 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................44
Exercise 18 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................45
Exercise 19 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................46
Exercise 20 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................47

Exercise 21 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................48


Exercise 22 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................49
Exercise 23 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................50
Exercise 24 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................51
Exercise 25 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................52
Exercise 26 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................53
Exercise 27 Answer Sheet .................................................................................................54

Note to Teachers
ESL Worksheets for Adults, Volume 1: Simple Present Tense Cloze Exercises consists of 27 cloze
(or fill-in-the-blank) worksheets for English Language Learners. Each worksheet has at least 20
blanks.
The majority of the exercises are appropriate for Beginner and Intermediate students and serve as a great
review for Advanced students. Please review the exercises before using to ensure that they are
appropriate for your students.
Cloze exercises can be used to reinforce and review material taught during English lessons. They can
also be used for quizzes or exams. Please see my website at www.Teaching-ESL-to-Adults.com for
more tips on using cloze exercises with students studying English as a Second or Foreign Language.
Some of the exercises include vocabulary that may not be familiar to beginning English Language
Learners. This can be a useful tool in teaching vocabulary. If you are using the exercises for grading
purposes, it is best to teach vocabulary before the quiz or exam.
Complete answer sheets are provided for all exercises.

Note to Students
ESL Worksheets for Adults, Volume 1: Simple Present Tense Cloze Exercises has 27 verb
worksheets. The worksheets are a great way to review your knowledge of the Simple Present tense.
Some vocabulary may be new to you. Be sure to look up the new words in a dictionary so that you can
use the words in the future.
Complete answer sheets are provided for all exercises. Use the answer sheets to help you study the
Simple Present tense.

Part I: Exercises

Exercise 1
Simple Present SentencesAm, Are, Is (1)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct verb (am, are or is).
Ex. David and Craig
1. I

are

great chefs.

Italian.

2. You

a very happy person.

3. She

a vegetarian.

4. They

from Spain.

5. Fred and I

good friends.

6. Jenny

a wonderful mother.

7. Clark

a handsome guy.

8. We

very hungry!

9. His children

in college.

10. My name

Joseph.

11. Sam and Emily


12. We
13. I

at work.
on the bus right now.
29 years old.

14. His mother

at home.

15. The bank


16. She

open today.
a good lawyer.

17. My brother and Monica


18. His shirt
19. Mario
20. You

happy together.
too big for him.
in the hospital.
a wonderful person!

Exercise 2
Simple Present SentencesAm, Are, Is (2)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct verb (am, are or is).
Ex. Abby and Veronica
1. James

are

best friends.

from Greece.

2. I

not very hungry.

3. It

a beautiful day.

4. Sara and Michael


5. Russia
6. Ramona
7. Lois and Clark
8. My keys
9. We
10. Kenneth
11. Jack and Marcus
12. You
13. Simone and I
14. Jason
15. The flowers
16. The post office
17. I
18. My house
19. Her new car
20. The boys hands

in love with each other.


a big country.
my favorite cousin.
co-workers.
locked in the car!
not interested in baseball.
an excellent carpenter.
not brothers.
my best friend.
not afraid of dogs.
not a good driver.
all different colors.
closed on holidays.
very tired today.
a very messy.
a Toyota Prius.
covered with paint.

Exercise 3
Simple Present QuestionsAm, Are, Is (1)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct verb (am, are or is).
Ex. 1 Who
Ex. 2
1.
2. Where
3.
4. How much
5.
6. When
7.
8. What
9.
10. What
11.
12. Who
13.
14. How

is
Are

that girl on the bicycle?


you the man from the gas company?

the post office open today?


the library?
you from Japan?
that doll?
Juan and Celia from Mexico?
the concert?
she a Spanish teacher?
you interested in?
Jeff and Kelly married?
your favorite color?
that your new car?
the people by the window?
I late for dinner?
your parents?

15.

the vegetables cooked?

16.

the doctor in her office?

17. Where
18. What
19. How old
20.

my keys?
for dinner tonight?
her children?
your name David?
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Exercise 4
Simple Present QuestionsAm, Are, Is (2)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct verb (am, are or is).
Ex. 1 Where
Ex. 2
Are
1.
2. Why
3.
4. Where

is

my car?
you the new teacher?

the director in his office?


you in the dark?
Rosa and Lorenzo at the park?
is the party tonight?

5.

I the best person for the job?

6.

it very cold outside?

7. How much
8.

that pair of shoes?


you interested in football?

9. What

your wifes name?

10. Who

the Vice President of the United States?

11.
12. Where
13.
14. Who
15.
16. Where

your children in school today?


the best restaurant in town?
she from Mexico?
those women on the corner?
the food ready to eat?
my cell phone and keys?

17. Why

the light on?

18. How

the weather in the winter?

19.

you in a relationship?

20.

my feet in your way?


4

Exercise 5
Simple Present ExerciseBe, Do, Have (1)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb be, do, or have.
Ex. Andrew

has

1. I
2.
3. She always
4. They
5.
6. He
7. She
8. Rafael
9. My children
10. What

three cats and a dog.

26 years old.
you a vegetarian?
her homework.
a lot of money.
you and Jeff best friends?
two daughters and three sons.
a good doctor.
not the best tennis player in the world.
a wonderful father.
your name?

11. Farouk and Sheila


12. Roberto
13.
14. I

a beautiful home.
everything well.
she from Russia?
many wonderful friends.

15. Who

the best person for the job?

16. Sara

a smart woman.

17. Our car


18. John and Rebecca
19. Janet
20. You

in the garage for repairs.


not happy together.
a great job all the time.
a beautiful smile.

Exercise 6
Simple Present ExerciseBe, Do, Have (2)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb be, do, or have.
Ex. Samson

has

1. The weather

beautiful today!

2. Edward

not a very good mechanic.

3. I
4.

a first year student at the university.


he your little brother?

5. I always

my best on exams.

6. Alicia and I
7.

a breakfast date every Saturday morning.


you and Elisa at the restaurant right now?

8. Mario
9. Mr. Roberts
10. Where
11. Karen and Arnold
12. Mexico
13. Betty and Veronica
14. You

a business degree from Harvard.

one brother and two sisters.


a trucking company.
the best coffee shop in town?
twin sons.
south of the United States.
not friends any more.
a good job every time.

15.

Brazil a beautiful country?

16. I

too many bills to pay!

17. Who
18. Randy never
19. Donna
20. You

the Cohen brothers?


a good job.
the president of the company.
a lot of homework to do tonight.

Exercise 7
Simple Present ExerciseBe, Do, Have (3)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb be, do, or have.
Ex. Why

do

you study so much?

1. When

you want to leave for the party?

2. Their house

the biggest on the block.

3. Raymond and Donna


4. Rebecca
5. Who
6.
7. Where
8. Why
9. The television
10. What
11. The Smiths

not want children.


more money than anyone else.
that man by the window?

your friends happy for you?


my backpack?
English have so many rules?
in the living room.
Carla want to do tonight?
two new cars. They must be rich!

12.

the weather good today?

13.

the professor always talk so much?

14. We
15. His paintings

not like the new boss.


in the new museum.

16.

they want to borrow your car again?

17.

you in love with her?

18. My computer

broken.

19. That dress

too small for you.

20. Her jacket

many pockets.

Exercise 8
Simple Present SentencesMisc. Verbs
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb.
Ex. We always
walk
(walk) home from school.
1.

The soldier

2.

She never

3.

Do you

4.

5.

He doesnt

6.

My neighbor

(work) at the hospital.

7.

When do you

(eat) dinner?

8.

The students always

9.

Does he

10. The store usually


11. She
12. He
13. Do you
14. When does she
15. My friend
16. I
17. He
18. Do they
19. They
20. What does this word

(write) a letter to his family every week.


(drink) diet sodas.
(like) to watch TV?
(play) tennis every Saturday.
(dance) very well.

(study) for their tests.


(live) in California?
(close) at 10 p.m.
(know) the story by heart.
(call) his mother every week.
(talk) to your brother every day?
(leave) for work?
(speak) five languages.
(cook) dinner every night.
(take) vitamins every day.
(travel) together often?
(go) to the park every Sunday.
(mean)?

Exercise 9
Simple Present Sentences3rd Person Exceptions
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb.
Ex. Gerald
watches
(watch) television every night.
1. Dustin

(study) art history at the university.

2. Betty

(go) to a private camp every summer.

3. Frank

(kiss) his daughter every morning before he leaves.

4. David always
5. Mr. Harris
6. Ivan

(match) his shirt and tie.


(wash) his car every weekend.
(teach) Spanish at a private language school.

7. Andy

(hurry) to school every day.

8. Jerry

(do) his homework after dinner every night.

9. Kelly

(cry) when she has to say goodbye to her parents.

10. Martha

(touch) the Redwood tree every time she walks by it.

11. Norman

(pass) by the library every morning.

12. Oscar

(finish) his homework before midnight every night.

13. Erin

(carry) her dance shoes with her always.

14. Paula

(miss) the 8 a.m. bus almost every day.

15. Carol

(have) two Siamese cats.

16. The boss


17. The secretary

(reach) his financial goals every month.


(reply) to all of his emails.

18. Roberto

(rush) to work every morning.

19. Lorenzo

(dry) his clothes on the clothesline.

20. His son always

(try) to please him.

Exercise 10
Simple Present Sentences (1)
Directions: Complete the sentences using the following verbs. Use each word only once.
arrive buy cook drive eat give like live meet play read
sleep spend study talk travel visit want watch work write
1. The teacher
2. You always
3. I

drives

an old car to school.


before taking a test.

a letter to my father every month.

4. We

football on Saturdays.

5. She

her mother every Sunday.

6. I
7. Jonathon
8. The children
9. We never
10. You
11. Jim and Roger
12. Karen
13. Mr. Jefferson
14. Sam and Amanda
15. Zoe
16. Frankie
17. Dina
18. I
19. We
20. Rosie always
21. Neko

to play video games on weekends.


flowers to his wife every year for their anniversary.
in twin beds.
about our problems.
a big breakfast every day.
in a factory by the freeway.
a new purse for her birthday.
in a large house.
for coffee every Saturday morning.
new shoes every month.
dinner for her family every evening.
to her children every night.
my favorite TV shows every Monday.
a lot of money on groceries every week.
at school on time.
to Europe every summer.
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Exercise 11
Simple Present Sentences (2)
Directions: Complete the sentences using the following verbs. Use each word only once.
ask begin believe burn deliver fail fight hope laugh listen
love need open order pay
rain save talk throw use walk
1. Steven always

laughs

2. Karen always

at her silly jokes.


black coffee at Starbucks.

3. I never

the toast.

4. Your father and I

you like your gift.


very fast. I cant understand him.

5. Frank
6. It

every afternoon. Take your umbrella.


his girlfriends lies.

7. Raymond always
8. My favorite TV show

at 8 p.m.

9. They never

their car on weekdays.

10. The old man

very slowly with his cane.

11. Joan and John


12. The bank
13. Cindy
14. I

their bills on time every month.


at 9 a.m. sharp every day.
every exam. She should study more.
to the radio every evening.

15. Adrian

his children very much.

16. Rocky

with his parents all the time.

17. Carter and I always


18. Flowers

for more food.


water and sunshine to grow.

19. Sally

meals to the elderly every Monday.

20. Diana

a lot of money every month.

21. Rufus

the baseball very fast.


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Exercise 12
Simple Present Sentences (3)
Directions: Complete the sentences using the following verbs. Use each word only once.
act belong call change close draw dream explain feed find
forget hurt keep know lead let ride run serve start thank
1. Mary

dreams

2. John always
3. Jose
4. Wendy never
5. Ralph and his brother
6. I
7. Rita always
8. The teacher always

of becoming a doctor.
in his school plays. Hes a great actor.
his hardware store at exactly 6 p.m. every night.
the bus to school.
to a secret club. They even have a secret handshake.
my parents every Sunday morning. They worry if I dont.
her mind about everything!
the homework very clearly.

9. The boss

his employees by example. He does his best, so they do their best.

10. She never

her children eat candy.

11. The wild dogs


12. Chicos Restaurant
13. She always
14. Larry always
15. Teresa only
16. Her son never
17. English class always

up and down the street every night. They bark all night long!
the best burritos in town. Lets go there tonight!
her friends secrets. Shes very trustworthy.
the servers. He is very polite.
her cat the best cat food.
her birthday. He sends her beautiful flowers every year.
on time. I dont want to be late!

18. She

Jacks feelings when she lies to him.

19. Eva

all the words by heart. She has a great memory.

20. Helen always

beautiful pictures of flowers in art class.

21. Victor always

money on the street. Hes very lucky!


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Exercise 13
Simple Present Sentences (4)
Directions: Complete the sentences using the following verbs. Use each word only once.
bring dance do drink expect fill have kill kiss move plant
remember see share shout sing smoke stop taste turn wear
1. I never

coffee after 1 p.m. I cant sleep at night if I do.

drink

drinks to potlucks. He doesnt like to cook.

2. Sherman always
3. She

the same flowers every year in her garden.

4. His family

to a new country every year. His father is in the military.


anyones name when she goes to parties.

5. Ramona never
6. Lisa always

her heavy sweater when she goes out on cold days.

7. Cigarettes

people. No one should smoke!

8. Stanley still

cigarettes. I wish he would stop.

9. The road

to the right at the bottom of the hill.

10. The doctor only

her patients during the week.

11. Travis and Kelly

together in their church choir.

12. He always

at his children. He is not very nice.

13. The train

in every big city between Los Angeles and New York City.

14. Carol always

her lunch with the homeless people in the park.

15. Anthony

his gas tank every other week.

16. Jane and I always

the tango at parties.

17. A good chef always

the food before serving it.

18. Alex never

enough money.

19. He always

his children at bedtime.

20. Robertos parents always


21. She

him to do his best.

her best work when she feels inspired.


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Exercise 14
Simple Present Sentences (5)
Directions: Complete the sentences using the following verbs. Use each word only once.
beat cost count decide drop finish forgive happen learn offer
prepare promise return show stand stay take tell think understand wait
1. I never

too close to the train tracks. Its too dangerous.

stand

2. Henry

vitamins every morning. Hes very healthy.

3. I dont

what you are saying. Could you please speak more slowly?

4. She

a new language every year. She speaks nine languages!

5. The cashier always carefully


6. Lorenzo always
7. Steven never
8. It never
9. Kurt never
10. The college only
11. His team always
12. We always
13. The theater
14. Politicians always
15. She always
16. Enid
17. Joey always
18. Nancy never
19. Victoria always
20. A new car
21. I always

the money.
the truth to his parents. He never lies.
about other people. Hes very selfish.

when you want it to.


the ball. Hes a great catcher.
scholarships to the best students.
the other teams.
for you. Please be on time!
foreign films every Saturday night.
more than they can deliver.
where to go on vacation at the last minute.
meals every day at the homeless shelter. Shes a volunteer there.
his work on time.
at the same hotel more than once.
her husband for being late.
a lot of money. I cant afford one now.
my library books on time.
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Exercise 15
Simple PresentYes/No Questions (1)
Directions: Write the correct helping word in each blank (do or does).
Ex.

Do

you practice the piano every day?

1.

Marie work on weekends?

2.

Howard and Leonard live together?

3.

Rudy and I know each other?

4.

I need to register for class?

5.

Candace have a job?

6.

they want to read the book?

7.

you eat breakfast every day?

8.

we want the red car or the blue car?

9.

I speak English well?

10.

coffee keep you awake at night?

11.

Teresa and Daniel watch television together?

12.

the children stay up late on weekdays?

13.

the weather change much in the winter?

14.

you and your wife travel often?

15.

this plane fly to Denver?

16.

Jean and Mark cook dinner together?

17.

you and Andrea study English in the same class?

18.

the dog bark loudly?

19.

your brother sing in the band?

20.

a new car cost a lot of money?

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Exercise 16
Simple PresentYes/No Questions (2)
Directions: Write the correct helping word in each blank (do or does).
Ex.

Does

the class always start on time?

1.

the restaurant have good food?

2.

Raj and Kelly like each other?

3.

Lucas and Mark live in the country?

4.

anything scare you?

5.

I have to go to school today?

6.

Mr. Green watch too much television?

7.

Jim and Gloria carpool to work every day?

8.

Cathy and I always take the same bus?

9.

you want coffee or tea?

10.

the department store have a lot of sales?

11.

you call your mother every Sunday?

12.

Tony and Simon fight a lot?

13.

cats and dogs get along?

14.

the dance class have many students?

15.

the movie star always have so many people with her?

16.

this bus get crowded?

17.

Harry and Rosie walk around the lake every day?

18.

you and your sister go home for the holidays?

19.

your car need some gas?

20.

the company president work very hard?

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Exercise 17
Simple PresentWh- Questions
Directions: Write the correct helping word in each blank (do or does).
Ex. Why

do

you study so much?

1. Where

you go to school?

2. When

the children leave for school?

3. Where

Sally and Carl live?

4. Why

she always cry at the end of sad movies?

5. How

I turn on the TV?

6. Who

he think he is?

7. How much

Jim and Joan love each other?

8. When

the elections happen?

9. Where

she want to go on vacation?

10. Why

this rose smell so pretty?

11. Where

you go for special dinners?

12. Where

I need to be this afternoon?

13. When

it usually stop raining?

14. Who
15. What subjects
16. When
17. How many classes
18. How well
19. Where
20. Who

the students want to teach the class?


you want to study?
the bus arrive?
your son need to graduate?
you and your sister get along?
your father work?
you call when you need help?

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Exercise 18
Simple Present Questions (1)
Directions: Write the correct helping word in each blank (do or does).
Ex. Who

does

Lorenzo want to marry?

1. Where

you study English?

2. When

the mail arrive?

3.

she talk so much all the time?

4. How

you feel today?

5. Why

Jeff and George hate each other so much?

6.

Jerry believe in God?

7.

you read the newspaper every day?

8. Where
9. What
10.
11. How

your parents live?


Sharon eat for breakfast?
the weather get cold at night?
I drive to the market from here?

12.

cats and dogs fight all the time?

13.

your neighbor play loud music?

14. Where
15. What time
16. When
17.
18. Who

the bus stop?


you leave for work?
you and Doreen visit your mother?
James and Jon run together every evening?
the best job of all?

19.

Andrew have three cats?

20.

people from Brazil speak Portuguese?

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Exercise 19
Simple Present Questions (2)
Directions: Write the correct helping word in each blank (do or does).
Ex. Where
1. What
2.
3. Who

do

the children go to school?


you want to do tonight?

Ben and Joe know each other well?


your sister want to take to the party?

4.

Barry like to eat sweets?

5.

I need to take my shoes off?

6. Why
7.
8. How

your car make so much noise?


your daughter play on the softball team?
we get to the freeway from here?

9.

Carlos always eat popcorn at the theater?

10.

Jim and Jane always fight about money?

11. Where
12.
13. When
14. How
15.
16. Where

they wash their clothes?


the students like their teacher?
the tennis match begin?
the chef cook the vegetables?
you and your husband take many vacations?
Laura and Sharon buy their groceries?

17. What

the little boy want for his birthday?

18. When

the singers start singing?

19. Who
20.

you think took your car?


the house need much work?

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Exercise 20
Simple PresentShort Answers (1)
Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct word. Use contractions where possible.
dont

Ex: Q. Do you read mystery books?

A. No, I

1.

Q. Do you like vegetables?

A. No, I

2.

Q. Does the teacher talk too much?

A. Yes, she

3.

Q. Do dogs and cats get along?

A. No, they

4.

Q. Do I look good in this dress?

A. Yes, you

5.

Q. Do Sam and Jim play golf together?

A. No, they

6.

Q. Do you and I know each other?

A. No, we

7.

Q. Do I need a bigger car?

A. Yes, you

8.

Q. Does it look like rain?

A. No, it

9.

Q. Does Karen work at the factory?

A. Yes, she

10. Q. Do you want some coffee?

A. No, I

. Thank you.

11. Q. Do I have enough money?

A. Yes, you

12. Q. Does your brother live with you?

A. No, he

13. Q. Do you and I watch a lot of TV?

A. Yes, we

14. Q. Do Ben and Tom drive to work?

A. Yes, they

15. Q. Does your son like music?

A. Yes, he

16. Q. Does the flower smell pretty?

A. Yes, it

17. Q. Does the soup taste good?

A. No, it

18. Q. Do Jon and Ann fight a lot?

A. Yes, they

19. Q. Does your wife like tea?

A. No, she

20. Q. Does she walk to school?

A. Yes, she

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Exercise 21
Simple PresentShort Answers (2)
Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct word. Use contractions where possible.
I dont
they do

Ex. 1: Q. Do you like horror movies?


Ex. 2: Q. Do Paul and Linda live together?

A. No,
A. Yes,

.
.

1.

Q. Do most children like candy?

A. Yes,

2.

Q. Does the picture look blurry?

A. Yes,

3.

Q. Do you live with your parents?

A. No,

4.

Q. Do I need new tires for my car?

A. No,

5.

Q. Do Randy and Tracy have a dog?

A. Yes,

6.

Q. Do you and I have the same coat?

A. No,

7.

Q. Do I have to sign the paper?

A. Yes,

8.

Q. Does the weather look bad?

A. No,

9.

Q. Does Monica work as a chef?

A. Yes,

10. Q. Do you have health insurance?

A. No,

11. Q. Do I have to go to school?

A. Yes,

12. Q. Do your neighbors play loud music?

A. No,

13. Q. Does the tree always lose its leaves?

A. Yes,

14. Q. Do Ben and Jerry make ice cream?

A. Yes,

15. Q. Does your phone cost a lot of money?

A. No,

16. Q. Do his kids fight all the time?

A. No,

17. Q. Does the vase have fresh flowers?

A. No,

18. Q. Do Jared and Luke work hard?

A. Yes,

19. Q. Does chocolate make you feel better?

A. Yes,

20. Q. Does the little boy cry all the time?

A. No,

.
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Exercise 22
Simple Present SentencesPositive to Negative (1)
Directions: Make the following sentences negative. Use contractions.
Ex. 1 Wendy has a new car.
Ex. 2 Mitch talks all the time.
1. Abbey drinks black coffee.

Wendy doesnt have a new car


Mitch doesnt talk all the time

.
.

______________________________________

2. Ed does his homework every night. ______________________________________


3. Don and Roy hate baseball.

______________________________________

4. Farmers grow vegetables.

______________________________________

5. Cathy saves a lot of money.

______________________________________

6. Hal fights with his brother.

______________________________________

7. Jack has big dreams.

______________________________________

8. The girls run very fast.

______________________________________

9. Ian and Joe swim every day.

______________________________________

10. Ken laughs at his sister.

______________________________________

11. Mike listens to opera music.

______________________________________

12. Luke believes his father.

______________________________________

13. Nate and Mark enjoy the theater.

______________________________________

14. Oprah has a talk show.

______________________________________

15. Paul helps homeless people.

______________________________________

16. Quincy calls his daughter weekly.

______________________________________

17. Rick studies at the library.

______________________________________

18. Sam and Kate play in a piano bar.

______________________________________

19. Tina wears beautiful clothes.

______________________________________

20. Victor needs more money.

______________________________________
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Exercise 23
Simple Present SentencesPositive to Negative (2)
Directions: Make the following sentences negative. Use contractions.
Ex. 1 Sam eats too much food.
Ex. 2 Cam and Joe paint houses.

Sam doesnt eat too much food


Cam and Joe dont paint houses

1. Aaron expects a miracle.

______________________________________

2. It rains every afternoon.

______________________________________

3. You and Pat travel a lot.

______________________________________

.
.

4. The security light goes on at 6 p.m. ______________________________________


5. Rose and Sara order shoes online.

______________________________________

6. Children learn languages easily.

______________________________________

7. The moon glows bright in the night. ______________________________________


8. Uri steps on all the cracks.

______________________________________

9. Phil admires his brothers work.

______________________________________

10. Pat and Tom know each other.

______________________________________

11. Norma remembers all her teachers. ______________________________________


12. Jay smokes all the time.

______________________________________

13. You and I always agree.

______________________________________

14. Max pulls his sisters hair.

______________________________________

15. Jon and Jen feed the squirrels.

______________________________________

16. Perry prepares pickled peppers.

______________________________________

17. Vince measures his food carefully.

______________________________________

18. Tim hopes for the best.

______________________________________

19. Alan and his kids love pizza.

______________________________________

20. Cats and dogs like each other.

______________________________________
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Exercise 24
Simple Present SentencesPositive to Negative (3)
Directions: Make the following sentences negative. Use contractions.
Ex. 1 She is married.
Ex. 2 Max feeds the birds.

She isnt married


Max doesnt feed the birds

.
.

1. He drives a nice car.

______________________________________

2. They are happy together.

______________________________________

3. The baby eats all her food.

______________________________________

4. Its cold outside.

______________________________________

5. I love romantic movies.

______________________________________

6. She lives in Ohio.

______________________________________

7. You look wonderful.

______________________________________

8. We have two classes today.

______________________________________

9. Blaire cooks dinner every night.

______________________________________

10. Simon wants a new toy.

______________________________________

11. I am a vegetarian.

______________________________________

12. I run very fast.

______________________________________

13. You are my best friend.

______________________________________

14. They argue a lot.

______________________________________

15. She has a new purse.

______________________________________

16. We speak Japanese.

______________________________________

17. You walk to school.

______________________________________

18. He is late again.

______________________________________

19. Jeff writes well.

______________________________________

20. Singh is very careful.

______________________________________
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Exercise 25
Simple Present SentencesPositive to Negative (4)
Directions: Make the following sentences negative. Use contractions.
Ex. 1 Gertrude is a student.
Ex. 2 Edward likes the meal.

Gertrude isnt a student


Edward doesnt like the meal

1. Lily reads to her baby at night.

______________________________________

2. The soup is too hot to eat.

______________________________________

3. Jay writes mystery novels.

______________________________________

4. Some dogs bark loudly.

______________________________________

5. The weather is good today.

______________________________________

6. You have to stop texting.

______________________________________

7. Larry wears a cowboy hat.

______________________________________

8. Micah believes in Santa Claus.

______________________________________

9. The river runs to the ocean.

______________________________________

10. You ride the bus every day.

______________________________________

11. He is the best singer in the choir.

______________________________________

12. I swim at the YMCA every day.

______________________________________

13. You have the nicest mother.

______________________________________

14. Chocolate milk tastes great.

______________________________________

15. Chris plays tennis well.

______________________________________

16. We carry our books to school.

______________________________________

17. He paints houses for money.

______________________________________

18. Cindy cleans her room every day.

______________________________________

19. I eat healthy food every day.

______________________________________

20. Terry is very angry with me.

______________________________________

.
.

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Exercise 26
Simple Present Exercise
Every Day I
Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct verb from the list. Some blanks have more than one
possible answer, but use each word only once.
arrive
catch
check
cook
dream drink
eat fall
feed
get
get
go
go
have
leave leave love plan
prepare read
return
shop
sit
take wake
walk walk wash watch
work
Every day, I

wake

up at 6 a.m. I

my breakfast. Usually, I

a shower and

7 a.m. and I

my two cats then


cereal with milk. Then,
dressed. I

the bus at 7:10 a.m. When I


some coffee. Then, I

park. I

at work, I
down at my desk and I

my day. Next, I
At noon, I

my house at

my email.
lunch in the cafeteria. Then I

to my office by 1 p.m. After I

around the
back to my office, I

hard for the rest of the afternoon.


I
usually

my office every day at 5 p.m. Before I


for some groceries. (I
home from the grocery store. Then I
the dishes. Most nights, I
a book before I
asleep by 11:10 p.m. I

home, I
fresh vegetables!) I
dinner. Afterwards, I
television then I

to bed at 11 p.m. Usually, I


of wonderful things!

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Exercise 27
Present Tense ExerciseAll Verb Forms
Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb OR helping verb OR other word.
A. AFFIRMATIVE (use the verb walk)
1. I

to school every day.

2. You

to school every day.

3. He/She/It

to school every day.

4. They

to school every day.

5. We

to school every day.

B. NEGATIVE (use the verb walkor a helping verb)


6. I

walk to school every day.

7. You dont

to school every day.

8. He/She/It

walk to school every day.

9. They

walk to school every day.

10. We dont

to school every day.

C. YES/NO QUESTIONS (use the verb walk or a helping verb)


11. Do I
12.

to school every day?


you walk to school every day?

13. Does he/she/it


14.

to school every day?


they walk to school every day?

15. Do we

to school every day?

D. SHORT ANSWERS
16. Yes, I

17. No, I

18. Yes, you

20. Yes, he/she/it


22. Yes, we
24. Yes, they

19. No, you


.

21. No, he/she/it


23. No, we

25. No, they

.
.
.

E. WHQUESTIONS (use a main verb, helping verb, or other correct word)


26. When do you

to school every day?

27. Why do

walk to school every day?

28. Where

she go to school every day?

29. How does


30. What

get to school every day?


they study in school every day?
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Part II: Answer Sheets

Exercise 1 Answer Sheet


Simple Present SentencesAm, Are, Is (1)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct verb (am, are or is).
Ex. David and Craig
1. I

am

2. You

are

3. She

is

4. They

are

are

great chefs.

Italian.
a very happy person.
a vegetarian.

5. Fred and I

from Spain.
are

good friends.

6. Jenny

is

a wonderful mother.

7. Clark

is

a handsome guy.

8. We

are

very hungry!

9. His children

are

10. My name

is

Joseph.

11. Sam and Emily


12. We
13. I

are

are
am

29 years old.
is

15. The bank

is
is

18. His shirt

20. You

at home.
open today.
a good lawyer.

17. My brother and Monica

19. Mario

at work.

on the bus right now.

14. His mother

16. She

in college.

is
is
are

are

happy together.

too big for him.


in the hospital.
a wonderful person!

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Exercise 2 Answer Sheet


Simple Present SentencesAm, Are, Is (2)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct verb (am, are or is).
Ex. Abby and Veronica
1. James

are

is

best friends.

from Greece.

2. I

am

not very hungry.

3. It

is

a beautiful day.

4. Sara and Michael

are

5. Russia

a big country.

is

6. Ramona

is

my favorite cousin.

7. Lois and Clark

are

8. My keys

co-workers.

are

9. We

locked in the car!

are

10. Kenneth

in love with each other.

not interested in baseball.


is

an excellent carpenter.

11. Jack and Marcus

are

12. You

my best friend.

are

13. Simone and I


14. Jason

are
is
are

16. The post office

19. Her new car


20. The boys hands

all different colors.


is

am

18. My house

not afraid of dogs.


not a good driver.

15. The flowers

17. I

not brothers.

closed on holidays.

very tired today.


is

very messy.
is

a Toyota Prius.
are

covered with paint.

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Exercise 3 Answer Sheet


Simple Present QuestionsAm, Are, Is (1)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct verb (am, are or is).
Ex. 1 Who
Ex. 2
1.

Are

Is

2. Where
3.

is

the post office open today?


is

Are

the library?
you from Japan?

4. How much
5.

Is

8. What

she a Spanish teacher?

Are

Jeff and Kelly married?


your favorite color?

Is

12. Who

that your new car?


are

Am

14. How

the people by the window?


I late for dinner?

are

15.

Are

16.

Is

your parents?
the vegetables cooked?
the doctor in her office?

17. Where

are

18. What

is

19. How old


20.

you interested in?

is

11.

13.

the concert?

are

10. What

Is

that doll?

Juan and Celia from Mexico?


is

7.

9.

is

Are

6. When

that girl on the bicycle?


you the man from the gas company?

my keys?
for dinner tonight?

are

her children?

your name David?

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Exercise 4 Answer Sheet


Simple Present QuestionsAm, Are, Is (2)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct verb (am, are or is).
Ex. 1 Where
Ex. 2
Are
1.

Is
are
Are

you in the dark?


Rosa and Lorenzo at the park?

4. Where

is

5.

Am

6.

Is

my car?
you the new teacher?

the director in his office?

2. Why
3.

is

the party tonight?


I the best person for the job?
it very cold outside?

7. How much

is

8.

you interested in football?

Are

that pair of shoes?

9. What

is

your wifes name?

10. Who

is

the Vice President of the United States?

11.

Are

your children in school today?

12. Where
13.

is
Is

she from Mexico?

14. Who
15.

the best restaurant in town?

are
Is

those women on the corner?


the food ready to eat?

16. Where

are

my cell phone and keys?

17. Why

is

the light on?

18. How

is

the weather in the winter?

19.

Are

you in a relationship?

20.

Are

my feet in your way?


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Exercise 5 Answer Sheet


Simple Present ExerciseBe, Do, Have (1)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb be, do, or have.
Ex. Andrew

has

1. I

26 years old.

2.

am
Are

you a vegetarian?

3. She always
4. They
5.

does
have

you and Jeff best friends?

has

7. She

two daughters and three sons.

is/has

8. Rafael

a good doctor. (two possible answers)

is

not the best tennis player in the world.

9. My children
10. What

have
is

12. Roberto

17. Our car

have

20. You

everything well.

many wonderful friends.


is

the best person for the job?

is

a smart woman.
is

18. John and Rebecca


19. Janet

a beautiful home.

she from Russia?

15. Who
16. Sara

have

does

Is

14. I

a wonderful father.

your name?

11. Farouk and Sheila

13.

her homework.
a lot of money.

Are

6. He

three cats and a dog.

does
have

in the garage for repairs.


are

not happy together.

a great job all the time.


a beautiful smile.

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Exercise 6 Answer Sheet


Simple Present ExerciseBe, Do, Have (2)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb be, do, or have.
Ex. Samson

has

1. The weather

is

2. Edward

not a very good mechanic.

am

a first year student at the university.

Is

he your little brother?

5. I always

do

6. Alicia and I
7.

beautiful today!

is

3. I
4.

a business degree from Harvard.

my best on exams.

have

Are

a breakfast date every Saturday morning.

you and Elisa at the restaurant right now?

8. Mario

has

9. Mr. Roberts

one brother and two sisters.


has

10. Where

a trucking company.

is

the best coffee shop in town?

11. Karen and Arnold


12. Mexico

have

is

south of the United States.

13. Betty and Veronica


14. You

do

twin sons.

are

not friends any more.

a good job every time.

15.

Is

Brazil a beautiful country?

16. I

have

too many bills to pay!

17. Who

are

18. Randy never


19. Donna
20. You

the Cohen brothers?


does

is
have

a good job.
the president of the company.

a lot of homework to do tonight.

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Exercise 7 Answer Sheet


Simple Present ExerciseBe, Do, Have (3)
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb be, do, or have.
Ex. Why

you study so much?

do

you want to leave for the party?

1. When

do

2. Their house

is

the biggest on the block.

3. Raymond and Donna

do

4. Rebecca

more money than anyone else.

has

5. Who
6.

is

that man by the window?

Are

your friends happy for you?

7. Where

is

8. Why

my backpack?

does

English have so many rules?

9. The television
10. What

not want children.

is

does

in the living room.


Carla want to do tonight?

11. The Smiths

have

12.

Is

the weather good today?

13.

Does

14. We

two new cars. They must be rich!

the professor always talk so much?

do

not like the new boss.

15. His paintings

are

in the new museum.

16.

Do

they want to borrow your car again?

17.

Are

you in love with her?

18. My computer

is

19. That dress

is

20. Her jacket

has

broken.
too small for you.
many pockets.

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Exercise 8 Answer Sheet


Simple Present SentencesMisc. Verbs
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb.
Ex. We always
walk
(walk) home from school.
1.

The soldier

writes

(write) a letter to his family every week.

2.

She never

drinks

(drink) diet sodas.

3.

Do you

4.

5.

He doesnt

6.

My neighbor

works

7.

When do you

eat

8.

The students always

study

9.

Does he

(live) in California?

like
play

(play) tennis every Saturday.


dance

11. She

(study) for their tests.

(close) at 10 p.m.

(call) his mother every week.


talk

14. When does she

(talk) to your brother every day?


leave

15. My friend

19. They

(eat) dinner?

(know) the story by heart.

calls

13. Do you

18. Do they

(work) at the hospital.

closes

knows

12. He

17. He

(dance) very well.

live

10. The store usually

16. I

(like) to watch TV?

speaks

cook

(leave) for work?


(speak) five languages.

(cook) dinner every night.

takes
travel
go

20. What does this word

(take) vitamins every day.


(travel) together often?
(go) to the park every Sunday.
mean

(mean)?

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Exercise 9 Answer Sheet


Simple Present Sentences3rd Person Exceptions
Directions: Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb.
Ex. Gerald
watches
(watch) television every night.
1. Dustin

studies

(study) art history at the university.

2. Betty

goes

(go) to a private camp every summer.

3. Frank

kisses

(kiss) his daughter every morning before he leaves.

4. David always

matches

5. Mr. Harris

washes

(match) his shirt and tie.


(wash) his car every weekend.

6. Ivan

teaches

(teach) Spanish at a private language school.

7. Andy

hurries

(hurry) to school every day.

8. Jerry

does

(do) his homework after dinner every night.

9. Kelly

cries

(cry) when she has to say goodbye to her parents.

10. Martha

touches

11. Norman
12. Oscar
13. Erin

(touch) the Redwood tree every time she walks by it.

passes

(pass) by the library every morning.

finishes
carries

(carry) her dance shoes with her always.

14. Paula

misses

15. Carol

has

16. The boss

reaches

17. The secretary

(miss) the 8 a.m. bus almost every day.


(have) two Siamese cats.
(reach) his financial goals every month.

replies

18. Roberto

rushes

19. Lorenzo

dries

20. His son always

(finish) his homework before midnight every night.

(reply) to all of his emails.


(rush) to work every morning.
(dry) his clothes on the clothesline.

tries

(try) to please him.

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Exercise 10 Answer Sheet


Simple Present Sentences (1)
Directions: Complete the sentences using the following verbs. Use each word only once.
arrive buy cook drive eat give like live meet play read
sleep spend study talk travel visit want watch work write
1. The teacher

drives

an old car to school.

2. You always

study

before taking a test.

3. I

write

a letter to my father every month.

4. We

play

5. She

visits

6. I

football on Saturdays.
her mother every Sunday.

like

to play video games on weekends.

7. Jonathon

gives

8. The children

sleep

9. We never
10. You

talk
eat

buys

16. Frankie

18. I
19. We

cooks
reads
watch
spend

20. Rosie always


21. Neko

work

in a factory by the freeway.

a new purse for her birthday.


lives

14. Sam and Amanda

17. Dina

about our problems.

wants

13. Mr. Jefferson

15. Zoe

in twin beds.

a big breakfast every day.

11. Jim and Roger


12. Karen

flowers to his wife every year for their anniversary.

travels

in a large house.

meet

for coffee every Saturday morning.

new shoes every month.


dinner for her family every evening.
to her children every night.
my favorite TV shows every Monday.
a lot of money on groceries every week.
arrives

at school on time.

to Europe every summer.


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Exercise 11 Answer Sheet


Simple Present Sentences (2)
Directions: Complete the sentences using the following verbs. Use each word only once.
ask begin believe burn deliver fail fight hope laugh listen
love need open order pay
rain save talk throw use walk
1. Steven always

laughs

at her silly jokes.

2. Karen always

orders

black coffee at Starbucks.

3. I never

burn

the toast.

4. Your father and I


5. Frank

hope

very fast. I cant understand him.

talks

6. It

you like your gift.

rains

every afternoon. Take your umbrella.

7. Raymond always

his girlfriends lies.

believes

8. My favorite TV show

begins

9. They never

use

their car on weekdays.

10. The old man

walks

11. Joan and John


12. The bank
13. Cindy
14. I

fails
listen

16. Rocky

fights

17. Carter and I always

20. Diana
21. Rufus

at 9 a.m. sharp every day.

to the radio every evening.


loves

19. Sally

their bills on time every month.

every exam. She should study more.

15. Adrian

18. Flowers

very slowly with his cane.

pay
opens

at 8 p.m.

need
delivers
saves
throws

his children very much.


with his parents all the time.
ask

for more food.

water and sunshine to grow.


meals to the elderly every Monday.
a lot of money every month.
the baseball very fast.
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Exercise 12 Answer Sheet


Simple Present Sentences (3)
Directions: Complete the sentences using the following verbs. Use each word only once.
act belong call change close draw dream explain feed find
forget hurt keep know lead let ride run serve start thank
1. Mary

dreams

2. John always
3. Jose

of becoming a doctor.
in his school plays. Hes a great actor.

acts

closes

his hardware store at exactly 6 p.m. every night.

4. Wendy never

rides

the bus to school.

5. Ralph and his brother


6. I

belong

to a secret club. They even have a secret handshake.

my parents every Sunday morning. They worry if I dont.

call

7. Rita always

changes

8. The teacher always

her mind about everything!

explains

the homework very clearly.

9. The boss

leads

his employees by example. He does his best, so they do their best.

10. She never

lets

her children eat candy.

11. The wild dogs

run

12. Chicos Restaurant


13. She always

up and down the street every night. They bark all night long!

her friends secrets. Shes very trustworthy.

keeps

14. Larry always

thanks

15. Teresa only

feeds

16. Her son never

hurts

19. Eva

knows

the servers. He is very polite.


her cat the best cat food.

forgets

17. English class always


18. She

the best burritos in town. Lets go there tonight!

serves

her birthday. He sends her beautiful flowers every year.


starts

on time. I dont want to be late!

Jacks feelings when she lies to him.


all the words by heart. She has a great memory.

20. Helen always

draws

21. Victor always

finds

beautiful pictures of flowers in art class.


money on the street. Hes very lucky!
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Exercise 13 Answer Sheet


Simple Present Sentences (4)
Directions: Complete the sentences using the following verbs. Use each word only once.
bring dance do drink expect fill have kill kiss move plant
remember see share shout sing smoke stop taste turn wear
1. I never

coffee after 1 p.m. I cant sleep at night if I do.

drink

2. Sherman always
3. She

plants

4. His family

the same flowers every year in her garden.


moves

5. Ramona never

to a new country every year. His father is in the military.

wears

7. Cigarettes

kill

8. Stanley still

her heavy sweater when she goes out on cold days.


people. No one should smoke!

smokes

9. The road

turns
sees

11. Travis and Kelly

sing

12. He always

cigarettes. I wish he would stop.


to the right at the bottom of the hill.

10. The doctor only

her patients during the week.


together in their church choir.

shouts

13. The train

at his children. He is not very nice.

stops

14. Carol always


15. Anthony

in every big city between Los Angeles and New York City.

shares
fills

16. Jane and I always

her lunch with the homeless people in the park.


his gas tank every other week.
dance

17. A good chef always


18. Alex never

has

19. He always

kisses

20. Robertos parents always


does

anyones name when she goes to parties.

remembers

6. Lisa always

21. She

drinks to potlucks. He doesnt like to cook.

brings

the tango at parties.

tastes

the food before serving it.

enough money.
his children at bedtime.
expect

him to do his best.

her best work when she feels inspired.


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Exercise 14 Answer Sheet


Simple Present Sentences (5)
Directions: Complete the sentences using the following verbs. Use each word only once.
beat cost count decide drop finish forgive happen learn offer
prepare promise return show stand stay take tell think understand
1. I never

stand

2. Henry

takes

3. I dont
4. She

too close to the train tracks. Its too dangerous.


vitamins every morning. Hes very healthy.

understand

what you are saying. Could you please speak more slowly?

learns

a new language every year. She speaks nine languages!

5. The cashier always carefully

counts

6. Lorenzo always

the truth to his parents. He never lies.

tells

7. Steven never
8. It never

happens

the ball. Hes a great catcher.

offers

11. His team always


wait

13. The theater

shows

15. She always

foreign films every Saturday night.

promise
decides

more than they can deliver.


where to go on vacation at the last minute.

meals every day at the homeless shelter. Shes a volunteer there.

prepares

17. Joey always

finishes

18. Nancy never

stays

19. Victoria always

21. I always

the other teams.


for you. Please be on time!

14. Politicians always

20. A new car

scholarships to the best students.

beats

12. We always

16. Enid

when you want it to.

drops

10. The college only

the money.

about other people. Hes very selfish.

thinks

9. Kurt never

wait

his work on time.


at the same hotel more than once.

forgives
costs
return

her husband for being late.


a lot of money. I cant afford one now.

my library books on time.


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Exercise 15 Answer Sheet


Simple PresentYes/No Questions (1)
Directions: Write the correct helping word in each blank (do or does).
Ex.

Do

you practice the piano every day?

1.

Does

Marie work on weekends?

2.

Do

Howard and Leonard live together?

3.

Do

Rudy and I know each other?

4.

Do

I need to register for class?

5.

Does

Candace have a job?

6.

Do

they want to read the book?

7.

Do

you eat breakfast every day?

8.

Do

we want the red car or the blue car?

9.

Do

I speak English well?

10.

Does

coffee keep you awake at night?

11.

Do

Teresa and Daniel watch television together?

12.

Do

the children stay up late on weekdays?

13.

Does

the weather change much in the winter?

14.

Do

you and your wife travel often?

15.

Does

this plane fly to Denver?

16.

Do

Jean and Mark cook dinner together?

17.

Do

you and Andrea study English in the same class?

18.

Does

the dog bark loudly?

19.

Does

your brother sing in the band?

20.

Does

a new car cost a lot of money?

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Exercise 16 Answer Sheet


Simple PresentYes/No Questions (2)
Directions: Write the correct helping word in each blank (do or does).
Ex.

Does

the class always start on time?

1.

Does

the restaurant have good food?

2.

Do

Raj and Kelly like each other?

3.

Do

Lucas and Mark live in the country?

4.

Does

anything scare you?

5.

Do

I have to go to school today?

6.

Does

Mr. Green watch too much television?

7.

Do

Jim and Gloria carpool to work every day?

8.

Do

Cathy and I always take the same bus?

9.

Do

you want coffee or tea?

10.

Does

the department store have a lot of sales?

11.

Do

you call your mother every Sunday?

12.

Do

Tony and Simon fight a lot?

13.

Do

cats and dogs get along?

14.

Does

the dance class have many students?

15.

Does

the movie star always have so many people with her?

16.

Does

this bus get crowded?

17.

Do

Harry and Rosie walk around the lake every day?

18.

Do

you and your sister go home for the holidays?

19.

Does

your car need some gas?

20.

Does

the company president work very hard?

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Exercise 17 Answer Sheet


Simple PresentWh- Questions
Directions: Write the correct helping word in each blank (do or does).
Ex. Why

do

you study so much?

1. Where

do

you go to school?

2. When

do

the children leave for school?

3. Where

do

Sally and Carl live?

4. Why

does

she always cry at the end of sad movies?

5. How

do

6. Who

does

I turn on the TV?

7. How much

do

8. When

do

9. Where

does

10. Why

he think he is?
Jim and Joan love each other?
the elections happen?
she want to go on vacation?

does

this rose smell so pretty?

11. Where

do

you go for special dinners?

12. Where

do

I need to be this afternoon?

13. When

does

it usually stop raining?

14. Who

do

the students want to teach the class?

15. What subjects


16. When

do

does

the bus arrive?

17. How many classes


18. How well

you want to study?

do

19. Where

does

20. Who

do

does

your son need to graduate?

you and your sister get along?


your father work?
you call when you need help?

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Exercise 18 Answer Sheet


Simple Present Questions (1)
Directions: Write the correct helping word in each blank (do or does).
Ex. Who

does

1. Where

do

2. When

does

3.

Lorenzo want to marry?


you study English?
the mail arrive?

Does

she talk so much all the time?

4. How

do

you feel today?

5. Why

do

Jeff and George hate each other so much?

6.

Does

7.

Do

Jerry believe in God?


you read the newspaper every day?

8. Where

do

9. What

does

10.

your parents live?


Sharon eat for breakfast?

Does

11. How

the weather get cold at night?


do

I drive to the market from here?

12.

Do

cats and dogs fight all the time?

13.

Does

your neighbor play loud music?

14. Where

does

15. What time


16. When
17.

do
do

Do

18. Who
Does

20.

Do

you leave for work?


you and Doreen visit your mother?
James and Jon run together every evening?

does

19.

the bus stop?

the best job of all?


Andrew have three cats?
people from Brazil speak Portuguese?

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Exercise 19 Answer Sheet


Simple Present Questions (2)
Directions: Write the correct helping word in each blank (do or does).
Ex. Where

do

1. What
2.

do
Do
does

4.

Does

5.

Do

7.

9.
10.

12.

I need to take my shoes off?

Does

Does
Do

Jim and Jane always fight about money?


do

Do

they wash their clothes?


the students like their teacher?

does

14. How

does
Do

16. Where

we get to the freeway from here?


Carlos always eat popcorn at the theater?

13. When

15.

your car make so much noise?


your daughter play on the softball team?

do

11. Where

your sister want to take to the party?


Barry like to eat sweets?

does

8. How

you want to do tonight?


Ben and Joe know each other well?

3. Who

6. Why

the children go to school?

the tennis match begin?


the chef cook the vegetables?
you and your husband take many vacations?

do

Laura and Sharon buy their groceries?

17. What

does

the little boy want for his birthday?

18. When

do

the singers start singing?

19. Who
20.

do
Does

you think took your car?


the house need much work?

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Exercise 20 Answer Sheet


Simple PresentShort Answers (1)
Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct word. Use contractions where possible.
dont

Ex: Q. Do you read mystery books?

A. No, I

1.

Q. Do you like vegetables?

A. No, I

dont

2.

Q. Does the teacher talk too much?

A. Yes, she

does

3.

Q. Do dogs and cats get along?

A. No, they

dont

4.

Q. Do I look good in this dress?

A. Yes, you

do

5.

Q. Do Sam and Jim play golf together?

A. No, they

dont

6.

Q. Do you and I know each other?

A. No, we

dont

7.

Q. Do I need a bigger car?

A. Yes, you

do

8.

Q. Does it look like rain?

A. No, it

doesnt

9.

Q. Does Karen work at the factory?

A. Yes, she

does

10. Q. Do you want some coffee?

A. No, I

dont

. Thank you.

11. Q. Do I have enough money?

A. Yes, you

12. Q. Does your brother live with you?

do

A. No, he

doesnt

13. Q. Do you and I watch a lot of TV?

A. Yes, we

do

14. Q. Do Ben and Tom drive to work?

A. Yes, they

do

15. Q. Does your son like music?

A. Yes, he

does

16. Q. Does the flower smell pretty?

A. Yes, it

does

17. Q. Does the soup taste good?

A. No, it

doesnt

18. Q. Do Jon and Ann fight a lot?

A. Yes, they

do

19. Q. Does your wife like tea?

A. No, she

doesnt

20. Q. Does she walk to school?

A. Yes, she

does

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Exercise 21 Answer Sheet


Simple PresentShort Answers (2)
Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct word. Use contractions where possible.
Ex. 1: Q. Do you like horror movies?
Ex. 2: Q. Do Paul and Linda live together?

A. No,
A. Yes,

I dont
they do

1.

Q. Do most children like candy?

A. Yes,

they do

2.

Q. Does the picture look blurry?

A. Yes,

it does

3.

Q. Do you live with your parents?

A. No,

I dont

4.

Q. Do I need new tires for my car?

A. No,

you dont

5.

Q. Do Randy and Tracy have a dog?

A. Yes,

they do

6.

Q. Do you and I have the same coat?

A. No,

we dont

7.

Q. Do I have to sign the paper?

A. Yes,

you do

8.

Q. Does the weather look bad?

A. No,

it doesnt

9.

Q. Does Monica work as a chef?

A. Yes,

she does

10. Q. Do you have health insurance?

A. No,

I dont

11. Q. Do I have to go to school?

A. Yes,

you do

12. Q. Do your neighbors play loud music?

A. No,

they dont

13. Q. Does the tree always lose its leaves?

A. Yes,

it does

14. Q. Do Ben and Jerry make ice cream?

A. Yes,

they do

15. Q. Does your phone cost a lot of money?

A. No,

it doesnt

16. Q. Do his kids fight all the time?

A. No,

they dont

17. Q. Does the vase have fresh flowers?

A. No,

it doesnt

18. Q. Do Jared and Luke work hard?

A. Yes,

they do

19. Q. Does chocolate make you feel better?

A. Yes,

it does

20. Q. Does the little boy cry all the time?

A. No,

he doesnt

.
.

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Exercise 22 Answer Sheet


Simple Present SentencesPositive to Negative (1)
Directions: Make the following sentences negative. Use contractions.
Ex. 1 Wendy has a new car.
Ex. 2 Mitch talks all the time.
1. Abbey drinks black coffee.

Wendy doesnt have a new car


Mitch doesnt talk all the time

.
.

Abbey doesnt drink black coffee.

2. Ed does his homework every night. Ed doesnt do his homework every night.
3. Don and Roy hate baseball.

Don and Roy dont hate baseball.

4. Farmers grow vegetables.

Farmers dont grow vegetables.

5. Cathy saves a lot of money.

Cathy doesnt save a lot of money.

6. Hal fights with his brother.

Hal doesnt fight with his brother.

7. Jack has big dreams.

Jack doesnt have big dreams.

8. The girls run very fast.

The girls dont run very fast.

9. Ian and Joe swim every day.

Ian and Joe dont swim every day.

10. Ken laughs at his sister.

Ken doesnt laugh at his sister.

11. Mike listens to opera music.

Mike doesnt listen to opera music.

12. Luke believes his father.

Luke doesnt believe his father.

13. Nate and Mark enjoy the theater.

Nate and Mark dont enjoy the theater.

14. Oprah has a talk show.

Oprah doesnt have a talk show.

15. Paul helps homeless people.

Paul doesnt help homeless people.

16. Quincy calls his daughter weekly.

Quincy doesnt call his daughter weekly.

17. Rick studies at the library.

Rick doesnt study at the library.

18. Sam and Kate play in a piano bar.

Sam and Kate dont play in a piano bar.

19. Tina wears beautiful clothes.

Tina doesnt wear beautiful clothes.

20. Victor needs more money.

Victor doesnt need more money.

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Exercise 23 Answer Sheet


Simple Present SentencesPositive to Negative (2)
Directions: Make the following sentences negative. Use contractions.
Ex. 1 Sam eats too much food.
Ex. 2 Cam and Joe paint houses.

Sam doesnt eat too much food


Cam and Joe dont paint houses

1. Aaron expects a miracle.

Aaron doesnt expect a miracle.

2. It rains every afternoon.

It doesnt rain every afternoon.

3. You and Pat travel a lot.

You and Pat dont travel a lot.

.
.

4. The security light goes on at 6 p.m. The security light doesnt go on at 6 p.m.
5. Rose and Sara order shoes online.

Rose and Sara dont order shoes online.

6. Children learn languages easily.

Children dont learn languages easily.

7. The moon glows bright in the night. The moon doesnt glow bright in the night.
8. Uri steps on all the cracks.

Uri doesnt step on all the cracks.

9. Phil admires his brothers work.

Phil doesnt admire his brothers work.

10. Pat and Tom know each other.

Pat and Tom dont know each other.

11. Norma remembers all her teachers. Norma doesnt remember all her teachers.
12. Jay smokes all the time.

Jay doesnt smoke all the time.

13. You and I always agree.

You and I dont always agree.

14. Max pulls his sisters hair.

Max doesnt pull his sisters hair.

15. Jon and Jen feed the squirrels.

Jon and Jen dont feed the squirrels.

16. Perry prepares pickled peppers.

Perry doesnt prepare pickled peppers.

17. Vince measures his food carefully.

Vince doesnt measure his food carefully.

18. Tim hopes for the best.

Tim doesnt hope for the best.

19. Alan and his kids love pizza.

Alan and his kids dont love pizza.

20. Cats and dogs like each other.

Cats and dogs dont like each other.

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Exercise 24 Answer Sheet


Simple Present SentencesPositive to Negative (3)
Directions: Make the following sentences negative. Use contractions.
Ex. 1 She is married.
Ex. 2 Max feeds the birds.

She isnt married


Max doesnt feed the birds

.
.

1. He drives a nice car.

He doesnt drive a nice car.

2. They are happy together.

They arent happy together./Theyre not happy together.

3. The baby eats all her food.

The baby doesnt eat all her food.

4. Its cold outside.

It isnt cold outside./Its not cold outside.

5. I love romantic movies.

I dont love romantic movies.

6. She lives in Ohio.

She doesnt live in Ohio.

7. You look wonderful.

You dont look wonderful.

8. We have two classes today.

We dont have two classes today.

9. Blaire cooks dinner every night.

Blaire doesnt cook dinner every night.

10. Simon wants a new toy.

Simon doesnt want a new toy.

11. I am a vegetarian.

Im not a vegetarian.

12. I run very fast.

I dont run very fast.

13. You are my best friend.

You arent my best friend./Youre not my best friend.

14. They argue a lot.

They dont argue a lot.

15. She has a new purse.

She doesnt have a new purse.

16. We speak Japanese.

We dont speak Japanese.

17. You walk to school.

You dont walk to school.

18. He is late again.

He isnt late again./Hes not late again.

19. Jeff writes well.

Jeff doesnt write well.

20. Singh is very careful.

Singh isnt very careful./Singhs not very careful.


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Exercise 25 Answer Sheet


Simple Present SentencesPositive to Negative (4)
Directions: Make the following sentences negative. Use contractions.
Ex. 1 Gertrude is a student.
Ex. 2 Edward likes the meal.

Gertrude isnt a student


Edward doesnt like the meal

.
.

1. Lily reads to her baby at night.

Lily doesnt read to her baby at night.

2. The soup is too hot to eat.

The soup isnt too hot to eat./The soups not too hot to eat.

3. Jay writes mystery novels.

Jay doesnt write mystery novels.

4. Some dogs bark loudly.

Some dogs dont bark loudly.

5. The weather is good today.

The weather isnt good today./The weathers not good today.

6. You have to stop texting.

You dont have to stop texting.

7. Larry wears a cowboy hat.

Larry doesnt wear a cowboy hat.

8. Micah believes in Santa Claus.

Micah doesnt believe in Santa Claus.

9. The river runs to the ocean.

The river doesnt run to the ocean.

10. You ride the bus every day.

You dont ride the bus every day.

11. He is the best singer in the choir.

He isnt the best singer in the choir./Hes not the best

12. I swim at the YMCA every day.

I dont swim at the YMCA every day.

13. You have the nicest mother.

You dont have the nicest mother.

14. Chocolate milk tastes great.

Chocolate milk doesnt taste great.

15. Chris plays tennis well.

Chris doesnt play tennis well.

16. We carry our books to school.

We dont carry our books to school.

17. He paints houses for money.

He doesnt paint houses for money.

18. Cindy cleans her room every day.

Cindy doesnt clean her room every day.

19. I eat healthy food every day.

I dont eat healthy food every day.

20. Terry is very angry with me.

Terry isnt very angry with me./Terrys not very angry


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Exercise 26 Answer Sheet


Simple Present Exercise
Every Day I
Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct verb from the list. Some blanks have more than one
possible answer, but use each word only once.
arrive catch
check
cook
dream drink
eat fall feed
get
get
go go
have
leave leave love plan
prepare read
return
shop
sit take wake
walk walk wash watch
work
Every day, I
I

prepare

wake

my breakfast. Usually, I

take

a shower and

7 a.m. and I

catch

drink

usually

my two cats then

cereal with milk. Then,


dressed. I

the bus at 7:10 a.m. When I

eat

return

work
I

get

my day. Next, I

At noon, I

feed

have

some coffee. Then, I

plan

park. I

up at 6 a.m. I

sit
check

leave
arrive

my house at

at work, I

down at my desk and I


my email.

lunch in the cafeteria. Then I

to my office by 1 p.m. After I

walk

get

around the

back to my office, I

hard for the rest of the afternoon.


leave
shop

my office every day at 5 p.m. Before I


for some groceries. (I

love

walk

home from the grocery store. Then I

wash

the dishes. Most nights, I

read

a book before I

fall

asleep by 11:10 p.m. I

go

watch

go

home, I

fresh vegetables!) I

cook

dinner. Afterwards, I

television then I

to bed at 11 p.m. Usually, I


dream

of wonderful things!

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Exercise 27 Answer Sheet


Present Tense ExerciseAll Verb Forms
Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb OR helping verb OR other word.
A. AFFIRMATIVE (use the verb walk)
1. I

walk

2. You

to school every day.

walk

3. He/She/It

to school every day.


walks

4. They

walk

5. We

walk

to school every day.


to school every day.
to school every day.

B. NEGATIVE (use the verb walk or a helping verb)


6. I

dont

walk to school every day.

7. You dont

walk

8. He/She/It

doesnt

to school every day.


walk to school every day.

dont

9. They
10. We dont

walk to school every day.


walk

to school every day.

C. YES/NO QUESTIONS (use the verb walk or a helping verb)


11. Do I
12.

walk

to school every day?

Do

you walk to school every day?

13. Does he/she/it


14.

walk

Do

15. Do we

to school every day?

they walk to school every day?


walk

to school every day?

D. SHORT ANSWERS
16. Yes, I
18. Yes, you

do

17. No, I

do

20. Yes, he/she/it

.
does

22. Yes, we

do

24. Yes, they

do

25. No, they

doesnt

21. No, he/she/it


23. No, we

dont

19. No, you


.

dont

dont
dont

.
.
.

E. WHQUESTIONS (use a main verb, helping verb, or other correct word)


26. When do you
27. Why do
28. Where
29. How does
30. What

walk

to school every day?

I/you/we/they
does
he/she/it
do

walk to school every day?

she go to school every day?


get to school every day?
they study in school every day?
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